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Be Transformed

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the

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A Straight Course

The sun on my face and a gentle breeze keeping the air moving are among my favorite elements of warmer weather. It soothes my soul

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Give it Away

It is a regular struggle in our house. As much as Deanna and I try to teach and remind our kids, closing up food containers

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In the Wind

I’d like to know where I submit my formal petition. I think we should officially move the start of each year to March 1st. Nothing

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Flourish

​​It seemed so far away. The note came home from school asking for a check. It was the time to order Ethan’s class T-shirt. It

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Minutes & Moments

Time. It’s a cruel taskmaster. Relentlessly progressing. Despite the rules, or the method of discipline—Time Out is a misnomer. It keeps marching. Always. And so

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At the Table

So much of our faith is gathered around a table. Eating together is a thread woven throughout the entire Bible. A hospitable meal with Abraham

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Checking the Boxes

We have started the college search in earnest for Ethan. As with every parent before me, I marvel at how fast the time has gone.

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Three Theological Virtues

The greatest words ever written about the force of love is 1 Corinthians 13. Read at many weddings, these words are far more about community

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Aspirations

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that

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Combatting Tumbleweeds

A Jetfighter never wants to be a tumbleweed. Tumbleweed is a shorthand code—a tactical brevity code—to describe limited situational awareness. In other words, a tumbleweed

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Keep Moving

Moving matters. The more I sit the worse off I am. I get sore. I’m less productive. I’m more tired. And, somehow, my pants shrink

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The Lever and the Fulcrum

Archimedes, the most famous of the Ancient Greek mathematicians, famously said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it,

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40 Days

Sabbath. It means seven and is where the word Saturday originated. It also means rest. Or, perhaps, first, it means rest. It is on the

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Do You Know Your Story?

Adversity is a mark of living. If you’re alive, you will face hardship. Navigating through—and bouncing back from it—is a gift. It’s also a skill

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Join the Choir

A recent trend for this time of year has been to reflect and hold onto a single word as you head into the New Year.

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Light

Our days are shorter and shorter this time of year. The sun sets earlier and earlier and the chill in the air stings. I can

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All…

The Bible is hard. Some of it (much of it) is hard to understand. It is full of nuance and connections that are impossible to

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An Evening of Prayer

Jesus calls Simon Peter to be his disciple in Luke 5. It is a story that expands on some of the other gospel versions. Here

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POP on Prayer

Prayer is who we are as followers of Jesus. It shapes you. Empowers you. Guides and directs you into God’s future. Prayer is essential. At

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P.O.P. on Prayer

As you have heard by now, POP had a successful and helpful Fresh Eyes for Mission Summit in the middle of August. Immediately, there was

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Fresh Eyes

“Lord, let our eyes be opened…” Matthew 20:33 It is laughable how often I ask my wife, Deanna, where something is hiding. Most of the

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Captain Jack

Captain Jack Sparrow, from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, has a unique compass that is one of his most prized possessions. At various points

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Resting in the Lord

One of my greatest joys as a dad is helping put together toys for and with my children. I’ve dutifully sat as the “Lego piece

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Spring is in the Air

I know Spring has come because I have been sneezing non-stop for 2 weeks and my outdoor furniture has a beautiful yellow patina to it

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Mourning and Waiting

Welcome to April! Later this month we will be celebrating the greatest day of the year—the day of God’s victory. Much of the information in

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The Music of Jesus

“And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” Mark 14:26 Jesus has been the subject of all kinds

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All You Need is Love

As a guy from Ohio who has made his home in Georgia, I really enjoyed watching snowfall here. Deanna grew up in the snow belt

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Emissions Test

It is time for me to get my emissions test. That annual hoop to jump through to ensure that you and your car are doing

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January 2022

“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning” — Archbishop Desmond Tutu Archbishop Desmond Tutu led the nation of South Africa

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The Light Shines

Light wins. Always. It shines in the dark. Calms fears. Shows the way. Encapsulates you in the warmth of its glow. Light always wins. It

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Life, Life, & More Life

“I’ve come that they might have life, and have it to the fullest…” ~ Jesus I often quote this verse because I think it encapsulates

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Next Small Step

Disciples are in motion. Like water that is stagnant for too long, we become sluggish, lifeless, and bogged down when we don’t move. Christ Jesus

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Recipe for Growth

Growing and maturing is not a scientific formula. In many ways it is more art than science. We all know people that are well into

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October Connector 2021

Click the button below to download this months Connector Edition. Inside you will learn about the many things happening at Prince of Peace this month!

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On The Potter’s Wheel

As disciples of Jesus Christ we are thirsty. We thirst for more Jesus; more faith; more knowledge; we thirst for more of the Living Water.

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The Solid Rock of our Hope

The first funeral I ever presided over was my grandmother’s. She died while I was in seminary, on my internship. Gummy–that is what we called

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Lessons from C.S. Lewis

When the pandemic first hit I shared a quote from Martin Luther about living through the plague–you can find it quoted here. Recently, this 1948

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Gearing UP!

Much of what you read and learn about in this edition of the Connector pertains to our kickoff for the fall. We are excited to

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Holy Week at Prince of Peace

Join us for our Holy Week Worship on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

Maundy Thursday

Noon and 6:30pm

Good Friday

Noon and 6:30pm

Easter Sunday

7:30am at Peace Chapel

9:00am in the Life Center

11:15am in the Sanctuary

Holy Week At prince of Peace

Join us for our Holy Week Worship on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

Maundy thursday

Good Friday

Easter Morning

Noon and 6:30pm

Noon and 6:30pm

7:30am at Peace Chapel

9:00am in the Life Center

11:15am in the Sanctuary